The Portuguese surname Demelo, is of toponymic origin, deriving from a place name where the original bearer resided or held land. The original name of the family's ancestral town was Merlo, which is an archaic form of "melro," the Portuguese word for "blackbird." The surname Demelo thus means "one who hailed from Melo."
The surname Demelo was first found in Portugal in the town of the same name.The Demelo family is descended from Pedro Formarigues, who was aclled "de Riba de Vizela" as he was owned many estates in Riba de Vizela.
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